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Stations left unattended by striking Joburg firefighters

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Stations left unattended by striking Joburg firefightersJohannesburg firefighters have left stations in the CBD, Soweto, Randburg and Johannesburg south empty for a second day in row.

The night shift will only clock in at 7 pm tonight, leaving them understaffed for three hours.

This week firefighters declared a stalemate with Emergency Management Services (EMS), saying they would knock off at 4 pm in protest over shifts and overtime payments.

As the bell rings for an emergency call, firefighters walk out the front door waving their fists above their heads.

Their representative Dan Motsoneng says he has received word of a similar story at more than fifteen stations across Johannesburg.

“The number of fire stations that have joined the protest action has increased.”

He says he feels sorry for the officers who are left to man emergency calls on their own but the firefighters have no choice.

“One can only hope and pray that they will come to their senses, they will arrange for a meeting, the aim of which will be to resolve the prevalent impasse.”

Firefighters say they have been victimised by management, saying those who refuse to work overtime have been told they will forfeit some of their pay. The firefighters say they will continue to leave stations empty for four hours every day until their grievances are taken seriously.

Motsoeneng says management is lying to the public and blatantly ignoring their grievances.

“It’s a gross misrepresentation of facts which is deliberate. It raises concerns as to whether we are playing games or not. We can’t be playing games.”

Motsoeneng says management are not making any effort to solve their issues amicably which has forced them to take action that could affect the public.

“Our intention is to find an amicable solution so that we can continue with what we have been employed for.”

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SAESI memorandum of incorporation confirmed at AGM

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The Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI)’s memorandum of incorporation was confirmed by members at the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) last month.

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SAESI is a member-driven organisation that aims to further the interests of the emergency services’ fraternity. Since SAESI’s establishment in March 1959, then called the South Africa Fire Services Institute, members and their interests have been the Institute’s and its office bearers’ first priority.

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What is a vulnerable community?

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Show off the latest and greatest tech at SAESI 2015

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Are you a manufacturer or supplier of breathing apparatus, protective clothing, detection and monitoring equipment, emergency vehicles and vehicle accessories? Are you involved in risk management or disaster management? Then YOU should be at SAESI 2015!

The Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) 2015 Conference, Exhibition and Training event, on 1-6 November at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, will see emergency services personnel, contractors, architects, disaster management specialists, consulting engineers, firefighters, industry decision-makers and more from all over South Africa converge to take part in the six-day event.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity – go to www.saesi2015.com to register as an exhibitor today!

SAESI 2015’s theme is ‘Building Resilient Communities’ and, as such, we’re offering manufacturers and suppliers of any and all emergency services-related products and equipment a chance to show off what they’ve got to the people who matter!

Visitors will be registered, so there’s no chance of time-wasters – as an exhibitor, you will only be interacting with dedicated industry members and decision-makers.

Visit www.saesi2015.com to:

  • Download the booking form;
  • Get info on expo rates;
  • See the floor plan; or
  • Scope out the competition.

For more information, contact Chantalle on 0027 (0)11 579 4940 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Be heard at SAESI 2015

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The Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) 2015 Conference, Exhibition and Training event, which takes place on 1-6 November at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, will see industry leaders come together to discuss the theme ‘Building resilient communities’.

At the helm of this year’s sessions is Elias Sithole, head of Gauteng’s provincial disaster management centre.

An exciting new feature of this year’s conference is the breakaway sessions, where delegates will be given the opportunity to speak to the topic speakers and session chairs, and debate the topics amongst themselves. The topics are education, risk management and ‘international standardisation’ in security and resilience.

The conference will feature two keynote speakers: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers foundation, and Stuart Ellis, chief executive officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). Sooliman and Ellis will set the scene with their talks on building resilient communities.

This is your chance to really get involved in your industry; to have your say and hear what others have to say.

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